Main scoreboard a popular Masters feature

By: Kate Tillotson Email
By: Kate Tillotson Email

April 6, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Scoreboard watching is a favorite pastime at the Masters for people wanting to know who'll make the cut. The main board, located at the entrance, is the most popular.

Those who've been to the course know the main scoreboard is a big attraction that makes it easy for golf fans to follow along.

For ten years, scorekeeper Bobby Wright has been a numbers guy.

"You know, it's going out all over the world, so you want it to go out right the first time," Bobby said.

And it's a view seen by everyone.

"The anticipation...then you put the score up and they're like aaaahhhh," Bobby said.

Patrons line up and pinpoint their favorite players.

"I'm a great Davis Love fan," said Bob Hemmings, a scoreboard watcher from Tucson, Arizona.

Meanwhile, scorekeepers at each hole work round the clock, sending in brand new scores for guys like Bobby to continuously update.

"It's the only place you can see what everybody's doing, because the leader boards are great, but you only see about ten or twelve players," Bobby said.

The scoreboard's colors tell it all. Green numbers mean the player is over par. Red numbers, or under-par holes, are what players shoot for.

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